Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine Faculty.


Submissions from 2022


Dental Pulp Stem Cell Heterogeneity: Finding Superior Quality “Needles” in a Dental Pulpal “Haystack” for Regenerative Medicine-Based Applications, Zi Y. Kok, Nadia Y.A. Alaidaroos, Amr Alraies, John S. Colombo, Lindsay C. Davies, Rachel J. Waddington, Alastair J. Sloan, and Ryan Moseley

Perspectives of Orthodontists of the Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management of White Spot Lesions: A Qualitative Study, Salwa Taibah, Neamat Hassan Abubakr Hassan, and Hassan Ziada

Submissions from 2021


Characterization of Dental Pulp Stem Cell Responses to Functional Biomaterials Including Mineralized Trioxide Aggregates, Sejin Bae, Bueonguk Kang, Hyungbin Lee, Harrison Luu, Eric Mullins, and Karl Kingsley


Longitudinal Curricular Assessment of Knowledge and Awareness of Intimate Partner Violence Among First-Year Dental Students, Charles Buchanan, Karl Kingsley, and Rhonda J. Everett


Assessment of MicroRNA (Mir)-365 Effects on Oral Squamous Carcinoma Cell Line Phenotypes, Jeffery Coon and Karl Kingsley

Variations in IgG Antibody Subclass Responses to Oral Bacteria: Effects of Periodontal Disease and Modifying Factors, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Razan Hamzeh, Linh Nguyen, Mohanad Al-Sabbagh, and Dolph Dawson


Transcriptomic Phases of Periodontitis Lesions Using the Nonhuman Primate Model, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Sreenatha Kirakodu, and Octavio A. Gonzalez

Gingival Transcriptomics of Follicular T Cell Footprints in Progressing Periodontitis, J. L. Ebersole, S. S. Kirakodu, L. Orraca, J. G. Martinez, and O. A. Gonzalez


Surveillance of the Incidence and Mortality of Oral and Pharyngeal, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer in Nevada: Potential Implications of the Nevada Indoor Clean Air Act, Kevin Foote, David Foote, and Karl Kingsley


Education Regarding and Adherence to Recommended Nutrition Guidelines among Dental Students, Camille Frayna, Christoffer Devantier, Braden Harris, Karl Kingsley, and Joshua M. Polanski

Receptors | Platelet-Activating Factor Receptor, Katherine M. Howard and Justin J. Miller


Associations of Diet with Cardiometabolic and Inflammatory Profiles in Pregnant Women at Risk for Metabolic Complications, Kataryna Jaworsky, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Petar Planinic, and Arpita Basu

An In-Vitro Evaluation of Orthodontic Aligner Biomechanics Around the Maxillary Arch, Harsimrat Kaur, Jason Truong, Giseon Heo, James K. Mah, Paul W. Major, and Dan L. Ramonyk

Patients’ Perspectives of Grafting Materials in Implant Dentistry: A Qualitative Analysis, Mai Khalaf, Neamat Abubakr, Hanadi Alenezi, and Hassan Zaida

The Motivation and Confidence in Choosing Dentistry as a Career Amongst Dental Students: A Mixed-Methods Study, Mai E. Khalaf, Neamat H. Abubakr, Hanadi Alenezi, and Hassan Ziada

Modern 3D Cephalometry in Pediatric Orthodontics—Downsizing the FOV and Development of a New 3D Cephalometric Analysis Within a Minimized Large FOV for Dose Reduction, Pamela Kissel, James K. Mah, and Axel Bumann


Microbial Screening Reveals Oral Site-Specific Locations of the Periodontal Pathogen Selenomonas Noxia, Jaydene McDaniel, Steven McDaniel, Beanca Jhanine Samiano, Matthew Marrujo, Karl Kingsley, and Katherine M. Howard


Molecular Screening and Analysis Reveal Novel Oral Site-Specific Locations for the Cariogenic Pathogen Scardovia wiggsiae, Steven McDaniel, Jaydene McDaniel, Katherine M. Howard, and Karl Kingsley


Variations in Schedule III Prescription Patterns in a Medicaid Population Pre- and Post-Policy, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Jeffery Talbert, Craig S. Miller, and Jeffrey Ebersole


A Retrospective Evaluation of the Prevalence of Cracked Teeth Among an Adult Population in Nevada, Jacob Ozuna, Benjamin Barborka, and Neamat Hassan Abubakr

Oral Disorders and Systemic Diseases, Julie Z. Simpson, Aurelio Muyot, Kiki Dounis, Dong-Hun Han, Soo Kim, and Georgia Dounis

Vertical ridge augmentation (VRA) with the use of a cross-linked resorbable membrane, tenting screws, and a combination grafting technique: a report of three cases, Nikolaos Soldatos, Reem Al ramli, Laura Nelson-Rabe, Brittney Ferguson, Konstantinos Soldatos, and Robin Weltman

Vertical Ridge Augmentation Around Dental Implants With the Use of a Dense PTFE Membrane to Correct Previously Failed Augmentations, Nikolaos Soldatos, Marcos Garcia, Edidiong Umoh, Andres Irizarry, and Robin Weltman

Reflections of Psychomotor Skill Development in Preclinical Simulation: A Qualitative Analysis, Hassan M. Ziada, Marcia M. Ditmyer, and Neamat H. Abubakr

Submissions from 2020

Dentists’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Professional Behavior Toward the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multisite Survey of Dentists’ Perspectives, Lara G. Bakaeen, Radi Masri, Sandra AlTarawneh, Lily T. Garcia, Abeer AlHadidi, Amar H. Khamis, Ahmad M. Hamdan, and Zaid H. Baqain

Retrospective Analysis of the Association of Non-Carious Cervical Lesions with Bruxism, Angelica J. Bustos, Tanya Al-Talib, and Neamat H. Abubakr

Introduction: The Advent of Precision Public Health and the Future of Dental Public Health, David Cappelli

Assessing Oral Health Status, Practice, and Access to Care among War-Affected Refugees in San Antonio, Texas, David Cappelli, Rami Saadeh, Annaliese Cothron, and Magda de la Torre

Oral Site Specific Sampling Reveals Differential Location for Scardovia wiggsiae, Graydon Carr, Arvin Alexander, Linh Nguyen, and Karl Kingsley

Differential Effects of Bone Morphogenic Protein (BMP) and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) on Dental Pulp Stem Cell (DPSC) Subpopulations, Joseph Cinelli, Eric Mullins, and Karl Kingsley

Modeling Hypoxia Induced Factors to Treat Pulpal Inflammation and Drive Regeneration, John S. Colombo; Shihai Jia; and Rena N. D'Souza DDS, PhD


miR-365 (microRNA): Potnetial Biomarker in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Exosomes and Extracellular Vesicles, Jeffery Coon, Karl Kingsley, and Katherine M. Howard

Should Dental Schools Consider Term Limits for Deans? Two Viewpoints, Amy E. Coplen RDH, MS; Juliana Branco da Costa DDS, MS; Saulius E. Drukteinis DMD, MS, PhD; Rhonda J. Everett DDS, MPH; Carlos González-Cabezas DDS, MSD, PhD; and Fariba S. Younai

2015 American College of Rheumatology Workforce Study and Demand Projections of Pediatric Rheumatology Workforce, 2015-2030, Colleen K. Correll, Marcia M. Ditmyer, Jay Mehta, Lisa F. Imundo, Marisa S. Klein-Gitelman, Seetha U. Monrad, and Daniel F. Battafarano

ADEA‐ADEE Shaping the Future of Dental Education III: The Impact of Scientific Technologies and Discoveries on Oral Health Globally, Irina F. Dragan DDS, MS; Muhammad Walji; Marjoke Vervoorn DDS, PhD; Barry Quinn MSc, LDS, MRD, FDS, FFD, FHEA, FDTFEdc; Lynn Johnson; Joan Davis; Lily T. Garcia; and Richard W. Valachovic

Oral Microbiome and Gingival Transcriptome Profiles of Ligature-Induced Periodontitis, Jeffrey Ebersole, S. Kirakodu, J. Chen, R. Nagarajan, and O. A. Gonzalez

Cellular Senescence in Aging Mucosal Tissues Is Accentuated by Periodontitis, Jeffrey L. Ebersole and O. A. Gonzalez

Gingival Tissue Autophagy Pathway Gene Expression Profiles in Periodontitis and Aging, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Sreenatha Kirakodu, Michael J. Novak, Dolph Dawson, Arnold J. Stromberg, Luis Orraca, Janis Gonzalez-Martinez, Armando Burges, and Octavia A. Gonzalez

Oral Microbiome Interactions With Gingival Gene Expression Patterns for Apoptosis, Autophagy and Hypoxia Pathways in Progressing Periodontitis, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Sreenatha S. Kirakodu, and Octavio A. Gonzalez


Oral Microbiome and Gingival Tissue Apoptosis and Autophagy Transcriptomics, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Sreenatha S. Kirakodu, Elliot Neumann, Luis Orraca, Janis Gonzalez Martinez, and Octavio A. Gonzalez

Harmful Chemicals Emitted From Electronic Cigarettes and Potential Deleterious Effects in the Oral Cavity, Jeffrey Ebersole, Vera Samburova, Yeongkwon Son, David Cappelli, Christina Demopoulos, Antonina Capurro, Andres Pinto, Brian Chrzan, Karl Kingsley, Katherine Howard, Nathaniel Clark, and Andrey Khlystov


Comparison of DNA Extracted from Pediatric Saliva, Gingival Crevicular Fluid and Site-Specific Biofilm Samples, Jason Emett, Roxanne David, Jaydene McDaniel, Steven McDaniel, and Karl Kingsley


Prevalence of Hyperdontia, Hypodontia, and Concomitant Hypo-Hyperdontia, Nareh Eshgian, Tanya Al-Talib, Stanley Nelson, and Neamat Hassan Abubakr

ADEA‐ADEE Shaping the Future of Dental Education III: From Interprofessional Education to Transprofessional Learning: Reflections from Dentistry, Applied Linguistics, and Law, James Field BSc(Hons), BDS, PhD, MFGDP RCSEng, MFDS MPros FDTFEd RCSEdCertClinEd, MA(Ed), FAcadMEd, PFHEA; Tamara Hervey PhD, FAcSS, PFHEA, MFPH; Steve Walsh; Joan Davis; Lily T. Garcia MS; and Richard W. Valachovic DMD, MPH

Using Big Data to Promote Precision Oral Health in the Context of a Learning Healthcare System, Joseph Finkelstein, Frederick Zhang, Seth A. Levitin, and David Cappelli

Mixed-Dentition Treatment With Clear Aligners and Vibratory Technology, Jasmine Gorton, Sona Bekmezian, and James K. Mah

Expression of miR-720 is Correlated with DNMT3 in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Andrew Graves, Sukhdeep Sandhu, and Karl Kingsley

Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Calcium Phosphate Glass-Derived Cements for Vital Pulp Therapy, Jerry Howard, Levi Gardner, Zahra Saifee, Aladdin Geleil, Isaac Nelson, John S. Colombo, Steven E. Naleway, and Krista Carlson


Effect of Botulinum Toxin Injection on Asymmetric Lower Face and Chin Deviation, Dongwook Kim, Ju-Hyun Park, Vittorio Favero, James Mah, Young-Soo Jung, and Seong Taek Kim


Craniofacial Analysis May Indicate Co-Occurrence of Skeletal Malocclusions and Associated Risks in Development of Cleft Lip and Palate, Denise K. Liberton, Payal Verma, Konstantinia Almpani, Peter W. Fung, Rashmi Mishra, Snehlata Oberoi, Figen Ç. Şenel, James K. Mah, John Huang, Bonnie L. Padwa, and Janice S. Lee


Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Knowledge, Awareness and Acceptance Among Dental Students And Post-Graduate Dental Residents, Steve Kent Mann and Karl Kingsley

COVID-19: What Do We Know?, Steve Marshall, Michael Duryea, Greg Huang, Onur Kadioglu, James Mah, Juan Martin Palomo, Emile Rossouw, Dina Stappert, Kelton Stewart, and Eser Tufekci

Salivary Biomarkers for Discriminating Periodontitis in the Presence of Diabetes, Craig S. Miller, Xiuhua Ding, Dolph R. Dawson III, and Jeffrey L. Ebersole

Innovative Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics in Cleft Palate Tissue Engineering, Jeremie D. Oliver, Shihai Jia, Leslie R. Halpern, Emily M. Graham, Emma C. Turner, John S. Colombo, David W. Grainger, and Rena N. D'Souza


The Impact of Impression Coping Geometrical Design on Accuracy of Implant Impressions: An Experimental Study, Motaz Osman Osman, Neamat Hassan Abubakr, Ahmed Suliman, and Hassan Ziada


ADEA-ADEE Shaping the Future of Dental Education III: Engaging with Global Networking to Enable Global Oral Health, Upen S. Patel, Lior Shapira, Jennifer E. Gallagher, Joan Davis, Lily T. Garcia, and Richard W. Valachovic


Evaluation of Hyaluronic Acid to Modulate Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma Growth in Vitro, Jordan Ringer, Bryan Morrison, and Karl Kingsley

Modeling the Hepatology Workforce in the United States: A Predicted Critical Shortage, Mark W. Russo, Oren K. Fix, Ayman A. Koteish, Katie Duggan, Marcia Ditmyer, Michael Fuchs, Raymond T. Chung, and Gautham Reddy

Differential Effects of Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) on Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSC), Philip H. Son, Ah R. Yoo, Fiona Britton, and Karl Kingsley

Efficacy of an Anhydrous Stannous Fluoride Toothpaste for Relief of Dentine Hypersensitivity: A Randomized Clinical Study, Danying Tao, Martin R. Ling, Xi-ping Feng, John Gallob, Audrey Souverain, Wenjie Yang, and Anousheh Alavi


ADEA‐ADEE Shaping the Future of Dental Education III: Assessment in Competency‐Based Dental Education: Ways Forward, Ingrid Tonni, Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot, Marjan Govaerts, Olle ten Cate, Joan Davis, Lily T. Garcia, and Richard W. Valachovic

Oral Commensal Bacteria Differentially Modulate Epithelial Cell Death, Tyresia White, Yelena Alimova, Vanessa Tubero Euzobio Alves, Pinar Emecen-Huja, and Mohanad Al-Sabbagh

Submissions from 2019

Relationship Between Dental Students' Personality Profiles and Self-reported Oral Health Behaviour, Mahmoud K. Al-Omiri, Mohannad M. Alhijawi, Mohammad H. Al-Shayyab, Andrej M. Kielbassa, and Edward Lynch

Biological Response to Peri-Implantitis Treatment, Ishita Bhavsar, Craig S. Miller, Jeffery L. Ebersole, Dolphus R. Dawson III, Katherine L. Thompson, and Mohanad Al-Sabbagh

Quantitative Comparison of Oral Site-specific DNA Isolates Reveals Differential Outcomes, Graydon Carr, Arvin Alexander, Kevin Dionisio, and Karl Kingsley

Characterization and Evaluation of Fluoridated Apatites for the Development of Infection-Free Percutaneous Devices, John Colombo, Brian T. Bennett, James Peter Beck, Kongnara Papangkorn, Kent N. Bachus, Jayant Agarwal, Joshua F. Shieh, and Sujee Jeyapalina

Heterogeneity of Human Serum Antibody Responses to P. Gingivalis in Periodontitis: Effects of Age, Race/Ethnicity, and Sex, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Mohanad Al-Sabbagh, and Dolph R. Dawson

Comparative Analysis of Gene Expression Patterns for Oral Epithelium-Related Functions with Aging, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, L. Orraca, M. J. Novak, S. Kirakodu, J. Gonzalez-Martinez, and O. A. Gonzalez

Biofilm-Induced Profiles of Immune Response Gene Expression by Oral Epithelial Cells, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, Rebecca Peyyala, and Octavio A. Gonzalez

Relationship between Herpesviruses and Periodontal Disease Progression, Pinar Emecen-Huja, Robert J. Danaher, Dolphus R. Dawson III, Chunmei Wang, Richard J. Kryscio, Jeffery L. Ebersole, and Craig S. Miller


Epidemiologic Evaluation of Nhanes for Environmental Factors and Periodontal Disease, P. Emecen-Huja, H-F Li, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, J. Lambert, and H. Bush


Efficacy of a Dissolvable Strip with Calcium Sodium Phosphosilicate (NovaMin®) in Providing Rapid Dentine Hypersensitivity Relief, John Gallob, Martin R. Ling, Pejmon Amini, Avinash Patil, and Mounir Atassi

Should the U.S. Adopt a National Dental Clinical Licensure Examination? Two Viewpoints, Joseph E. Gambacorta, Natalie Jeong, Mary MacDougall, Riki Gottlieb, Jeffery B. Price, and Robin Reinke

A Potential Role of Phospholipase 2 Group IIA (PLA2-IIA) in P. gingivalis-Induced Oral Dysbiosis, Octavio A. Gonzales, Vanessa Euzebio-Alves, Yelena Alimova, Ahmad Al-Attar, and Jeffrey L. Ebersole


Reliability of Colour and Hardness Clinical Examinations in Detecting Dentine Caries Severity: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis., Larry Hon, Ahmed Mohamed, and Edward Lynch


Differential MicroRNA Expression of miR-21 and miR-155 with Oral Cancer Extracellular Vesicles in Response to Melationin, Matthew Hunsaker, Greta Barba, Karl Kingsley, and Katherine M. Howard

Factors Associated with Preventable Emergency Department Visits for Nontraumatic Dental Conditions in the U.S., Pearl C. Kim, Wenlian Zhou, Shawn J. McCoy, Ian K. McDonough, Betty Burston, Marcia Ditmyer, and Jay J. Shen

HPV-16 and HPV-18 Affects Viability and Proliferation in Normal Breast Tissue Cells, Karl Kingsley, Marie Louisa Heske, and Teryn Mendenhall

Microbiome Profiles of Ligature-Induced Periodontitis in Nonhuman Primates across the Life Span, Sreenatha Kirakodu, Jin Chen, Janis Gonzalez Martinez, Octavio A. Gonzalez, and Jeffrey Ebersole

Factors Influencing Fluoride Release in Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) Materials: A Review, P. Divya Kumari, Shahnawaz Khijmatgar, Avidyuti Chowdhury, Edward Lynch, and Chitta R. Chowdhury

Biologic Modelling of Periodontal Disease Progression, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Craig B. Miller, Javier J. Ibarra, Derek F. Oldroyd, and Ryan S. Zane

Wheeler's Dental Anatomy, Physiology and Occlusion, Stanley Nelson


Implant Impression Accuracy of Parallel and Non-Parallel Implants: A Comparative In-Vitro Analysis of Open and Closed Tray Techniques, Motaz S. Osman, Hassan M. Ziada, Neamat H. Abubakr, and Ahmed M. Suliman

A Prospective Clinical Study on Implant Impression Accuracy, Motaz Osman, Hassan Ziada, Ahmed Suliman, and Neamat Hassan Abubakr

Propolis or Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) inhibits growth and viability in multiple oral cancer cell lines, Wendy Saarem, Fang Wu Yang, and Elena Farfel

Impact of Collaborative Leadership in Dental School Team Clinics, Wylie Chen Tang, Karl Kingsley, and Robin Reinke


Silver Diamine Fluoride Versus Sodium Fluoride for Arresting Dentine Caries in Children: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Alice Trieu, Ahmed Mohamed, and Edward Lynch

The Interrelationship Between Urinary Cotinine and Nicotine Dependence Among Tobacco Users in an Indian DE-Addiction Centre: A Cohort Pilot Study, Nalini M. Vinoth Kumar, Shahnawaz Khijmatgar, Avidyuti Chowdhury, Martin Gootveld, Edward Lynch, and Chitta Chowdhury


A Systematic Review of the Caries Prevalence Among Children Living in Chernobyl Fallout Countries, Michael Wolgin, Nicole Filina, Valentyn Dvornyk, Edward Lynch, and Andrej M. Kielbassa

Submissions from 2018

Efficacy and Tolerability of Sodium Bicarbonate Toothpaste in Subjects with Gingivitis: A 6-Month Randomized Controlled Study., Ivy Akwagyiram, Pejmon Amini, Mary-Lynn Bosma, Nan Wang, and John Gallob


Activation of Notch-1 in Oral Epithelial Cells by P. Gingivalis Triggers the Expression of the Antimicrobial Protein PLA(2)-IIA, Ahmad Al-Attar, Yelena Alimova, Sreenatha Kirakodu, Anastasia Kozal, John Michael Novak, Arnold J. Stromberg, Luis Orraca, Janis Gonzalez-Martinez, Melween Martinez, Jeffrey L. Ebersole, and Octavio Gonzalez


Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial on Bleaching Sensitivity and Whitening Efficacy of Hydrogen Peroxide versus Combinations of Hydrogen Peroxide and Ozone, Mahmoud K. AL-Omiri, Abdullah A. Al Nazeh, Andrej M. Kielbassa, and Edward Lynch

Randomized Clinical Trial on the Comparison of Bleaching Outcomes using either Ozone Or Hydrogen Peroxide, Mahmoud K. Al-Omiri, Hanadi A. Lamfon, Abdullah A. Al Nazeh, Andrej M. Kielbassa, and Edward Lynch


2015 American College of Rheumatology Workforce Study: Supply and Demand Projections of Adult Rheumatology Workforce, 2015–2030, Daniel F. Battafarano, Marcia Ditmyer, Marcy B. Bolster, John D. Fitzgerald, Chad Deal, Ann R. Bass, Rodolfo Molina, Alan Rodolfo Erickson, Jonathan S. Hausmann, Marisa Klein-Gitelman, Lisa F. Imundo, Benjamin J. Smith, Karla Jones, Kamilah Greene, and Seetha U. Monrad


2015 American College of Rheumatology Workforce Study, Marcy B. Bolster MD; Anne R. Bass MD; Jonathan S. Hausmann; Chad Deal MD; Marcia Ditmyer PhD; Kamilah L. Greene; Seetha U. Monrad MD; and Daniel F. Battafarano DO, MACP

Potassium Oxalate Oral Rinses For Long-term Relief From Dentinal Hypersensitivity: Three Randomised Controlled Studies, G. R. Burnett, J. T. Gallob, K. R. Milleman, S. Mason, A. Patil, C Budhawant, and J. L. Milleman


Highly Acidic pH Values of Carbonated Sweet Drinks, Fruit Juices, Mineral Waters and Unregulated Fluoride Levels in Oral Care Products and Drinks in India: A Public Health Concern, C. R. Chowdhury, K. Shahnawaz, D. Kumari P, A. Chowdhury, M. Gootveld, and Edward Lynch

A Single-Step Self-Assembly Approach for the Fabrication of Aligned and Multilayered Three-Dimensional Tissue Constructs Using Multidomain Peptide Hydrogel, John Colombo, Yinshen Wee, Amanda N. Moore, Shihai Jia, Jing Zhou, and Rena N. D’Souza

Can Tobacco Cessation Quitlines Improve the Use of Dental Health Care?, Marcia M. Ditmyer

Can Tobacco Cessation Quitlines Improve the Use of Dental Health Care?, Marcia M. Ditmyer